E. Karakasis, Song Exchange in Roman Pastoral

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Evangelos Karakasis, Song Exchange in Roman Pastoral , Berlin, Boston, 2011.

Éditeur : De Gruyter
Collection : Trends in Classics - Supplementary Volumes 5
XI, 385 pages
ISBN : 978-3-11-022706-2
99,95 €

Agonistic or friendly song exchange in idyllic settings forms the very heart of Roman pastoral. It isalso a key means of metapoetic stance-taking on the part of the long line of authors who have cultivated this “traditional” genre. The present book examines the motif of song exchange in Roman bucolic poetry under this double aspect: as a central theme with established or constantly forming sub-themes and paraphernalia (thus providing a comprehensive listing, description and analysis of such scenes in the totality of Roman literature), and as the locus where, thanks to its very traditionality, innovative generic tendencies are most easily expressed. Starting from Vergil, and continuing with Calpurnius Siculus, the Einsiedeln Eclogues and Nemesianus, the book focuses on how politics, panegyric, elegy, heroic and didactic poetry function as guest genres within the pastoral host genre, by tracing in detail the evolution of a wide variety of literary, linguistic, stylistic and metrical features.
Table des matières

Methodological Remarks: ‘Bucolic' or ‘Pastoral' Genre
Theocritus and the Formation of a Bucolic Genre
Post-Theocritean Bucolics: The Continuation of a Genre
Vergil vs. Pre-Vergilian Pastoral: The Construction of the Roman Genre
Post-Vergilian Pastoral: ‘Generic Expansion'
Language and Style / the Term Callimachean – Neoteric: Methodological Remarks
Aims of the Present Study: Defining Pastoral Song Exchange

Corydon vs. Thyrsis in the Seventh Eclogue: Why Not a Draw?
‘Unpastoral Dispositions' and Neoteric Defects
Frigidity of Style and Character: Winter Imagery and to psychron
Gods, Goddesses and Daphnis the Referee
Neoteric Language and Style

Generic Issues in Vergilian Pastoral Again: The Third Eclogue
The Cups and the Ecphrasis
The Bickering Scene
The Poetic Contest
The ‘Unfriendly Landscape'
Eros … Continued
Last but not Least: the Puzzling Riddles
The End of the Singing Match

The Poetics of Recusatio: The Eighth Eclogue
The Dedication Part
The Narrative Frame
Damon's Song
Alphesiboeus' Song

Reviving Pastoral: Vergil and his Fifth Bucolic
‘An Epitome of Generic History'
The Framing Narrative
Mopsus' Performance
Menalcas' Performance
Poetic Initiation Settings

Memory Destroyed: A Reading of the Ninth Eclogue
The Preliminaries
Song Exchange
Linguistic Characterisation

Pastoral Hybridism: Poetics of Meta-language in Calpurnius Siculus' Amoebaean Songs – Calp. 2
The Prerequisites
The Singing Match
The draw
Linguistic Realism

Pastoral Backgrounds – ‘Unpastoral' Foregrounds:
The Fourth Calpurnian Eclogue
The Introductory Narrative
The Song Exchange
Diction and ‘Generic Novelty'

Epic Excellence in Pastoral: A Reading of the First Einsiedeln Eclogue
The Introductory Setting
Ladas' Song
Thamyras' Song

Elegiac vs. Pastoral Again: Reading the Second Eclogue of Nemesianus'

The Narrative Framing
Idas' Song
Alcon's Song

The Rematch: Reading Nemesianus' Fourth Eclogue
The Narrative Framing
The Song Exchange

General Index


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